Apple's iPhone 5 does not include the adapter that you most likely need
iPhone 5's new Lightning port has only been a known thing since the handset's official unveiling on Wednesday, but it's already caused a serious uproar with potential buyers. And now it's causing an even bigger stink, since Apple has stated that it will not include the new Lightning to 30-pin adapter as part of iPhone 5 purchases.
To quickly recap, the new Lightning port is significantly smaller, and it's shaped differently than Apple's old 30-pin dock connector. The company said the redesign was essential in order to make the iPhone 5 thinner than its predecessors (and the rest of the world's smartphones).
It's not that folks have taken an issue with the way it looks, or that anyone is really complaining about the sleek new hardware -- rather, it's that Apple's new dock connector has pretty much rendered its old charging cables and other charging/docking accessories useless.
The company's solution is to offer a new cable and adapter, which will make those old 30-pin connectors compatible with Lightning. And now it's been made clear that the "solution" will not be a part of the total package. Lightning's 7-inch cable adapter will cost you an extra $39, and a small stub adapter will set you back $29.